Examining the impact of Latino nativity, migration, and acculturation factors on colonoscopy screening Journal Article


Authors: Costas-Muñiz, R.; Jandorf, L.; Philip, E.; Cohen, N.; Villagra, C.; Sriphanlop, P.; Schofield, E.; DuHamel, K.
Article Title: Examining the impact of Latino nativity, migration, and acculturation factors on colonoscopy screening
Abstract: Latinos are a diverse population comprised of multiple countries of origin with varying cultural profiles. This study examines differences in colonoscopy completion across place of birth and migration-related factors in a sample of predominantly Dominican and Puerto Rican Latinos living in New York City after receiving a recommendation for colonoscopy screening and navigation services. The sample included 702 Latinos recruited for two cancer screening projects targeting Latinos eligible for colonoscopy who seek healthcare in New York City. Participants completed a survey that included sociodemographic, health-related questions, psychosocial assessments and cancer screening practices, in Spanish or English. Migration, acculturation, and language factors were found to predict colonoscopy completion. The results indicated that Latinos born in the Dominican Republic and Central America were more likely to complete a screening colonoscopy than their counterparts born in the US. Further, those who emigrated at an older age, who have resided in the US for less than 20 years, preferred Spanish and those with lower US acculturation levels were also more likely to complete a screening colonoscopy. The findings suggest that Latinos who are less acculturated to the US are more likely to complete a screening colonoscopy after receiving a physician recommendation for colonoscopy screening. The results provide important information that can inform clinical practice and public health interventions. Continued attention to cultural and migration influences are important areas for cancer screening intervention development. © 2016, Springer Science+Business Media New York.
Keywords: case report; united states; clinical practice; cancer screening; colonoscopy; public health; attention; language; cultural factor; hispanic; adherence; central america; latinos; immigrant health; human; dominican republic
Journal Title: Journal of Community Health
Volume: 41
Issue: 5
ISSN: 0094-5145
Publisher: Springer  
Date Published: 2016-10-01
Start Page: 903
End Page: 909
Language: English
DOI: 10.1007/s10900-016-0168-8
PROVIDER: scopus
PUBMED: 26898818
PMCID: PMC5245176
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Notes: Article -- Export Date: 3 October 2016 -- Source: Scopus
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